New CEO for Klöckner Pentaplast
Wayne Hewett appointed chief executive officer for Germany-based rigid plastic film and packaging solutions provider.
Prior to joining Klöckner Pentaplast, Hewett was president and chief executive officer of Arysta LifeScience, a US$1.6 billion global business owned by Permira that was sold in 2015 to Platform Specialty Products. Prior to Arysta, Hewett held various executive positions both in the U.S. and internationally at General Electric (GE), including vice-president of GE Supply Chain and Operations, and president and chief executive officer of GE Advanced Materials. He was also a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council.
Founded in 1965, Klöckner Pentaplast Group is a global leader in providing packaging, printing, and specialty solutions serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, beverage, and card markets among others. The company is headquartered in Montabaur, Germany.